Anthony Whiting

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Anthony Whiting, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born at Stanway, Essex, England, about 1569.1 He died before 14 July 1628 when his will was proved.2

Anthony married Anne Sherman, daughter of Henry Sherman and Susan Lawrence, at Dedham, Essex, England, 8 January 1594/95.3,4,5

Anthony left a will dated 1 September 1628, and proved 14 July 1629:
To wife Anne my messuage and lands now in the tenure and occupation of Benjamin Thorpe or his assigns, for term of life, and after her decease to Symon Whiting my son upon condition he pay out of the same to my son Anthony Whiting thirty pounds within one year after my wife'sdecease and forty pounds to my daughter Phebe.
To wife Anne my tennement and yard now in the occupation of Gilbert Hills, for term of her life, and after that to my son John.
To my son Anthony and to Mary his wife my two fields bought of the widow Shereman and after their decease to the said Anthony's heirs.
To son Symon fourteen pounds.
To daughter Susan Whiting three score pounds and to daughter Phebe forty pounds.
My two brothers Henry and Ezechiell Shereman shall sell my house and lands in Langham to best advantage, the money arising thence to be paid to my executor for the performance of this my will.
To Anne Loveran five pounds.
To Mr Rogers forty shillings and to Mr Cottesford twenty shillings.
To the poor of Dedham forty shillings and of Statuaway thirty shillings.
My wife shall pay unto Mr Lawrence How one hundred pounds for a lease of lands bought of him.
She to be executrix.
Wit: Lyonell Chewte and Henry Sherman

Wood considers the bequest to the poor of Stanway to be evidence of Anthony's origins, which I do not dispute.6,1


Anne Sherman b. 7 Aug 1575, d. bef. 13 Dec 1638
  • John Whiting7 b. 31 May 1596, d. bef. 25 Aug 1610
  • Anthony Whiting8 b. abt. 1599, d. bt 1638 - 1648
  • (…) Whiting9 b. 30 Nov 1601
  • Susan Whiting8 b. 13 Sep 1603, d. aft. 1638
  • Phebe Whiting+4 b. 3 Sep 1606, d. 1 Aug 1685
  • Symon Whiting8 b. 3 Sep 1606, d. bef. 15 Jun 1637
  • Anne Whiting1 b. abt. 1608
  • John Whiting8 b. 17 Mar 1612, d. aft. 17 Apr 1637
This person was last edited on15 Sep 2014


  1. [S1943] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and Their Wives: Part II: Henry Sherman the Younger and His Wife," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 167 (Jan 2013): 35-54, at 48-49, further cited as Wood, "Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex: Part II."
  2. [S173] Harry F. Waters, Genealogical Gleanings In England: Abstracts of Wills Relating to Early American Families, With Genealogical Notes and Pedigrees Constructed From the Wills and From Other Records (1901; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1969 (1981 printing)), 1174-5, further cited as Waters, Gleanings in England.
  3. [S1785] Thomas Townsend Sherman, Sherman Genealogy Including Families of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, England, Some descendants of the Immigrants Captain John Sherman, Reverend John Sherman, Edmund Sherman and Samuel Sherman, and the Descendants of Honorable Roger Sherman and Honorable Charles R. Sherman (New York: Tobias A. Wright, 1920), 80, further cited as Sherman, Sherman Genealogy.
  4. [S2053] Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr. and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Great Migration: Immigrants To New England, 1634-1635 (7 vols., Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999-2011), 1:161-166, further cited as Anderson, et al., The Great Migration.
  5. [S1785] Sherman, Sherman Genealogy, 1201.
  6. [S173] Waters, Gleanings in England, 1174-5, citing Consistory of London, Book Bellamy, Leaf 326.
  7. [S173] Waters, Gleanings in England, 1202.
  8. [S173] Waters, Gleanings in England, 1177.
  9. [S1784] Thomas Townsend Sherman, "The Early English Shermans," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 66 (Oct 1912): 322-326, at 325, further cited as Sherman, "Early English Shermans."